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Doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ To Survive Confrontations  

August 1, 2000

By Capts. Larkin Fourkiller and Michael Holsapple

Consider that since 1994, more than 280,000 law enforcement officers have been assaulted or injured and more than 840 killed in the line of duty.  We should ask one another whether some of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented.  Are police officers really trained in the best methods to survive "street fight" encounters?

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service  

August 1, 2000

By Robert Bethel

Chief Postal Inspector Kenneth C. Weaver heads one of the oldest and most distinguished federal law enforcement agencies in the country, the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Police Recruits  

August 1, 2000

By T.M. Finneran

Should applicants for jobs as police be held to a higher standard of moral character than is expected in other fields of employment? These re­cruits, after all, are just the mirror image of the society they will police. Is this pre­requisite fair, or even realistic?

Hoover Dam Police Department  

July 1, 2000

By Steve Leon

On a typical day at Hoover Dam, it is not unusual to observe tourists peering at the world-famous structure through sunglasses.  The sunglasses worn by Hoover Dam police officers provide the same view of the dam, which lies on the Arizona-Nevada border, but with a different perspective.

Honolulu Police Department  

June 1, 2000

By Kevin Katamoto

If you are fortunate to find yourself on a beautiful beach in Waikiki and, for whatever reason, you need police service, who would you call? Contrary to popular belief, it would not be Hawaii 5-0.

Tribute To An Inspiration  

February 1, 2000

By Robert E. Salmon

As we stared at the sea of vehicles, the hair stood up on my arms and the back of my neck.  Memories of the previous three weeks were replaced by a sense of pride, duty and honor.  I wanted more than anything to be a part of what I saw, to belong among the people who were gathered to pay respect to a fallen officer.

Adventures in Law Enforcement  

March 1, 1999

By Rebecca Stone

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

Yellowstone's Law Enforcement Park Rangers  

December 1, 1998

By Rick Gale and Rebecca Stone

An average of 80 to 90 law enforcement rangers are employed at Yellowstone during the summer, while wintertime employment averages about 60 to 70 rangers. Most positions are seasonal and com­petition for permanent positions is fierce. Most rangers have a four-year degree.

INTERPOL  

September 1, 1998

By Stacey Lorenson

Within the past few years INTERPOL has worked to demystify this highly specialized and elite organization. Muth, of the Maryland State Police, is currently serving a two ­year term as assistant chief, in charge of the State Liaison Division to INTERPOL-U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB) in Washington, D.C.

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud  

June 1, 1998

By J. Cameron Thurber

Florida has taken a leading role in combating insurance fraud and is only one of 14 states to devote a specific agency to dealing with this problem. The Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), originally formed in 1976, investigates all types of insurance fraud and related crimes, as well as criminal violations of the Florida Insurance Code.

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